More than Just an Ice Cream Company: Why Social Enterprise is Important
To be a social enterprise means truly valuing your business’ ability to give back, ensuring positive change each step of the way
Mama Dolce hopes to achieve social change. A lawyer turned ice cream maker, Jane Visram set up Mama Dolce with the goal of creating a luxury free-from ice cream for everyone to enjoy.
And as someone who had to work multiple jobs to support her studies, there was no doubt in Jane’s mind that this business had to lift up future generations. That’s why the values of social enterprise sit at the core of our business and are poured into each pot of ice cream we churn - this is how Dolce Futures was born!
According to UK Government Statistics published July 2020*, access to education for those from low socioeconomic backgrounds is only getting more difficult to reach. Mama Dolce wants to help counter this by providing opportunities to individuals in the same position our founder was. Once we reach profitable status, we aim to give financial aid to help them transition into further education, and grant opportunities they may have otherwise missed out on.
Diversity in the workplace is important, which is why Mama Dolce is also dedicated to providing tangible opportunities for underrepresented individuals as well as those from low socio-economic backgrounds. With help and guidance from Mama Dolce, these people will gain work experience and reputable contacts in the Food & Beverage industry. We hope that this will inspire them and show that they can achieve their dreams.
Mama Dolce is dedicated to being more than just a business, and these plans are just the beginning of how we aim to give back. We want to shine a spotlight on those making waves in the Food & Beverage Industry, so if you or anyone you know is working towards this goal, we want to hear about it! Drop us a message on our socials, or comment below with who you admire and why!
free-from, with love x
* UK Government Statistics published July 2020: the ‘Progression Rate’ to higher education for students who receive Free School Meals has grown to 18.8%. This 0.2% increase from 2017/18 makes this gap the highest recorded in the UK since 2006/7.